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Miss Ink Stamps – Hippo Infinity Shaker Card

Hello again crafty friends! I’m so glad you stopped by today. I have an infinity shaker card to share with you featuring goodies from Miss Ink Stamps today.

When I saw the Artsy Abstracts stencil set, some of them reminded me of water and I really wanted to try pairing it with the super adorable Hippo Hooray set. So, that’s the fun I have to share with you today.

I started by choosing a few images from Hippo Hooray, stamping and coloring them with my copic markers. I used the scan-n-cut to cut them out and set them all aside while I played with my stencils!

For that, I started with a light blue cardstock panel measuring 4×5.25 inches and a few blue and teal inks to use with my stencils. I inked up a few blobs and then added the texture detail layer with teal.

I used some discarded stamp packaging to create an infinity shaker and poured in Twiddler’s Nook princess rings confetti embellishments for my shaker. I thought these looked a bit like bubbles. I sealed it up and adhered it to my card front.

I added a few seaweed images with tape runner but the rest are adhered with foam squares. Finally, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment, die cut it with a strip and popped it on with foam squares as well.

The only finishing touch I added to this card is black glaze pen to the eyes of all the critters and a little white highlight added back in to the hippo.

Products used:
Artsy Abstracts stencils
Hippo Hooray stamps
Twiddler’s Nook Princess Rings – Cinderella
iCraft XXL Tape Runner
Foam squares

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Pretty Pink Posh – May Release Blog Hop Day 3

Hey crafty friends! I’m elated to be a part of the Pretty Pink Posh May Release Hop today! This release is so much fun. I hope you’ve been enjoying all of the inspiration and love everything today too! I have a super fun card to share featuring the new Crafty Critters stamps and dies.

When I saw this set with all of the fun smaller images, I immediately thought of the adorable tic-tac-toe die and wanted to pair them together. Using the die as a guide, I placed my stamps in the various spaces until I decided where I wanted which images. Then I stamped everything and colored them with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and heat embossed the tiny “happy” on the notebook cover.

I die cut the tic-tac-toe die from white cardstock 4 times and used liquid glue to adhere the layers together. Then I did a little ink smooshing on a piece of white cardstock for my background panel. When I put them together I thought the tic-tac-toe got lost so I cut it again from teal cardstock and added that to the top. That was perfect! I adhered them with liquid glue and added the images with foam squares and liquid glue where needed.

I glued an A2 size panel of yellow cardstock to a white card base and popped my panel up on that with foam tape. Then I moved on to finishing touches. My favorites are black glaze pen to critter eyes, glossy accents to various details like noses and labels and things. Then I went for some glam with Stickles on the paint palette at the top.

Products used today:
Crafty Critters stamps and dies
Tic-Tac-Toe die
Bearly Arts liquid glue
Foam tape and squares

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day! Below is the lineup and details for the blog hop. Enjoy!

BLOG HOP LINEUP

Pretty Pink Posh blog
Laura Bassen
Amanda Wilcox
Jeanne Jachna
Dana Kirby
Ashley Ebben

GIVEAWAY

There are 3 $30 gift certificates up for grabs (one winner each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 5/22/2022. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Boba Shaker Card and Tag Combo featuring Mama Elephant

Happy Tuesday everyone! Get ready for your last Tuesday Tea on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers today. Life has gotten a bit too busy and I’m having to step down from a few teams that I design for. Today is my final post – for now – on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers team.

I decided to pull out a fun Mama Elephant set, make some boba shakers and color some adorable critters!

I had a crafty zoom session with some friends a bit ago and decided it would be fun to stamp and color these cuties from the Mama Elephant Boba Tea stamp set. I’m not great a staying on task while socializing so I just focused on coloring while we were chatting and then turned them into this card and tag later on. It was so fun and a great way to connect with crafty friends I’ve met on the internet that live super far away.

The coordinating Boba Tea die set can turn the two cups without critters into shakers if you want. I thought it would be fun so I did that with both and decided instead of having two shakers on my card, I would make a card and coordinating tag.

So, after those were ready to go, I used the Two Scallop Frames dies to create a focal point for my card and the tag as well. I made one landscape and the other portrait to change them up a bit as well.

I stenciled a gray panel with the Heffy Doodle Scribble on my Heart stencil and gray ink for a little texture in the background. This panel measures 3.75×5 inches and is popped up on a white card base. Then the scallop frame is popped up with foam tape on that. The boba cups are all added with liquid glue while the bunny is added with a combo of liquid glue and foam squares to keep it flat.

Last, I stamped and die cut a sentiment using the Easy Sentiments stamps and coordinating die. I popped this up below the frame with a foam strip.

For my tag, I chose a sentiment from Boba Tea and stamped it in the upper left corner so my pup and his shaker cup could be positioned more toward the right for balance. I threaded some twine through the hole and my tag is all set to go too.

I hope you enjoyed today’s projects. My daughter and I love to splurge on boba at a food truck close to our house so that’s what these remind me of. It’s always fun to mix and match different flavors when we go.

Products used today:
Mama Elephant Boba Tea stamps and dies
Mama Elephant Two Scallop Frames dies
Mama Elephant Easy Sentiments stamps and dies

Heffy Doodle Scribbles on My Heart stencil
Thermoweb foam tape
Thermoweb Ultra Bond liquid glue pen
Pink & Main blending brushes
Lawn Fawn dye inks

I get all my Mama Elephant goodies from Doodle Bugs. Click HERE if you’d like a 15% coupon to shop there.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Pretty Pink Posh – Release Day | You Inspire Me Card

Hello everyone! Thanks so much for letting me take up your time once again today. It’s release day for Pretty Pink Posh and I’m on the blog with this gorgeous floral card featuring a new stamp and die set plus a new stencil too!

For all the details how I created this card plus a chance to win a gift certificate to the Pretty Pink Posh shop, head to the PPP Blog HERE and be sure to leave a comment.

I’ll be back later this week with more from the new release. Be sure you’re subscribed and follow on social media so you don’t miss any of it!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Jane’s Doodles – Have a Brew-Tea-Ful Day Outside the Box Card

Welcome, welcome! Thanks for stopping by today. I’m sharing a fun box card and a tag using the recently release Tea Time digital stamp set from Jane’s Doodles. This set is packed full of images so I printed everything and just started coloring for fun. In the end I had extra images after arranging my box card so I made a sweet little tag for the heck of it too!

After coloring the images, I went digging through my paper stash for cardstock or patterned paper that coordinated with the colors I had used. I landed on these fun prints from Pink & Main’s All Occasions Florals paper pad. I cut all of the elements for my Outside the Box card from white cardstock, including the cloud layers. I also cut the cloud layers from vellum and stacked them behind but in the end, that gets covered up so you could skip it.

After building the box and adding the decorative elements on the sides and back, I added all of my colored images to the different layers. In the end, I chose a sentiment from the Brew-Tea-Ful stamp set. I added the card folded up into my MISTI and stamped it down on the upper right side of the arch.

Then, for a little extra something, I took the hearts from the Tea Time set I had colored, added them to acetate picks and adhered them with glue dots. I love the look of the hearts floating in the air.

Now, in a completely different color palette, I have a simple little tag that will be perfect to attach to a tea themed gift. I used a craft knife to cut a slit in the teacup so I could slide the teabag inside of it. The sentiment stamped on the teapot is also from Brew-Tea-Ful.

I hope you enjoyed today’s projects!

Products used today:
Jane’s Doodles Tea Time digital stamps
Jane’s Doodles Brew-Tea-Ful stamps
MFT Stamps Outside the Box Level Up dies
MFT Stamps Outside the Box Clouds
Pink & Main Fancy Tag dies
Pink & Main All Occasion Florals paper pad
Bearly Arts liquid glue
Scrappy Tape – 1/4 inch

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook – Thermoweb Collab | Time to Celebrate

Happy Monday everyone! This week Newton’s Nook and Thermoweb are collaborating together for amazing inspiration using products from both companies! Today I have a very sweet celebration card to share with you.

I started today’s card with my background panel and the Cupcakes layering stencil. I started by inking the layer with the cupcake papers and a few toppers. I used teal for the wrappers and brown for the few frosting bits. Next, I swapped for the cupcake frosting layer and inked it in a gradient from top left to bottom right – red/pink down to yellow. Last, I added my sprinkles and cherries layer and spread red Thermoweb Glitz Glitter Gel through it. Then, I set the panel aside to dry and cleaned up my area and stencil.

Next, I brought out the Newton’s Cupcake set and stamped my images. I colored them with copic markers to resemble the inking on the stenciled panel and used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

Once they were cut out, I turned on my laminator to heat up. I used the Deco Foil adhesive pen to add polka dots to the cupcake wrapper and cut a piece of red Deco Foil transfer sheet. With the laminator heated up and the pen dry, I layered the foil on top and placed them in a Craft & Carrier sheet and ran it through the laminator. This is such a fun way to customize and detail your images! I love it and the shine of these foiled dots in the light is so cool!

With the stenciled panel dry, I ran it through the die cutter with the largest Frames & Flags die and added my Newton image with foam squares. Next, I chose a sentiment from the Birthday Roundabout stamp set, and heat embossed it on a banner from the Banner Trio die set. I glued the ends down and added it under Newton with foam squares too.

Next, I chose a pattern from the Springtime paper pad, cut it to A2 size and added it to a white card base before popping up the stenciled panel with foam tape on that.

For a little bit of finishing detail, I added glossy accents to the cherry on the cupcake, Newton’s nose and a couple of stripes on the party hat too.

Doesn’t this card just make you want to celebrate? And eat cupcakes? It certainly does for me!

Products used today:
Newton’s Cupcake stamps and dies
Birthday Roundabout stamps
Cupcakes stencils
Banner Trio dies
Frames & Flags dies
Springtime paper pad
Thermoweb Deco Foil adhesive pen
Thermoweb Deco Foil transfer sheets – red
Thermoweb Glitz Glitter gel – red
Thermoweb 3D foam tape and squares
Thermoweb UltraBond liquid glue pen
Thermoweb Craft & Carrier sheets
Glossy accents

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

MFT Stamps – Wishing You Sunnier Days Ahead Shadow Box Card

Happy Saturday crafty friends! I have been wanting to create more shadow box cards lately. I keep searching them on Pinterest and watching videos for inspiration and I finally set a night aside to just create one. It was so fun! I totally fussed with it for hours and kept coming back and changing my mind, but I love how it turned out!

I used the Heffy Doodle Big Shadow Box Card die set for my card base and hills. Then I pulled out the Weather With You and Sprinkling You With Love stamp sets from MFT Stamps to decorate it all. I feel like these sets have similar artwork so even though the critters are different, they play well together.

Once I created the box card itself, I started by filling in the inside and front with all of my critters. Then I knew I wanted to decorate the sides so I had colored extra images so I started filling those in too.

After the inside and sides were finished, I didn’t like something about the inside, so I kept fussing and then it hit me that the bear sprinkling water was not working well. So I carefully removed him and added the sunshine instead. Then, I didn’t want to waste this cute bear so I added him to the back panel where I will write my little message. Isn’t that so cute?!?

I almost forgot, the sentiment on the top front is from Weather With You and it’s cut from a Pink & Main Large Sentiment Strip die.

Products used today:
Heffy Doodle Big Shadow Box Card dies
MFT Stamps Weather With You stamps and dies
MFT Stamps Sprinkling You With Love stamps and dies
Pink & Main Large Sentiment Strip dies
Scrappy Tape – 1/8″ and 1/4″
Bearly Art liquid glue

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Pink & Main – Release Day | Sending Cheer

Happy Friday everyone! It’s release day for Pink & Main and, once again, it’s packed full of cuteness! Much to my happiness are more of the sweet bears, which I absolutely had to create with right away!

***CORRECTION*** We had a little mix up and release day is next week. So here’s a fun sneak peek of one of the new sets coming your way. Sorry about that.

I immediately wanted to create a sweet little scene with these bears pulling a wagon full of happy mail. There are a bundle of options in the set but I was very drawn to the envelopes. So I stamped and colored the images with copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut everything out. I glued the wagon handle to the bear’s hand and figured out how my spacing was going to work – landscape or portrait.

I decided on landscape because it filled the space so perfectly. Then I grabbed the double stitched dome dies and cut the middle size from white cardstock. I used my ergonomic blending brushes to add blue sky and green grass to it before stamping my sentiment in the top center.

I used the largest layered A2 rectangle die to cut a piece of Year Round Plaid paper and adhered it to a white card base with EZ Squeeze liquid glue. I popped the dome up with foam tape and then added my images with foam squares too.

My scene was a little empty so I pulled out some clay hearts from my stash and also added the two bees from Spring Snow Globe Scenes to fill things in. For finishing touches I added Stickles to the bee’s wings and the heart on the letter. Then I came in with glossy accents for the bear’s noses and stamps on the envelopes.

Be sure to head to the Pink & Main shop to check out the entire release that’s available now!

Products used today:
Bear with Wagon stamps and dies
Spring Snow Globe Scenes stamps and dies
Double Stitched Dome dies
Layered A2 Rectangles dies
Year Round Plaid paper pad
EZ Squeeze liquid glue
Ergonomic Blending Brushes
Foam tape and squares
Glossy accents
Stickles – unicorn
Twiddler’s Nook Sweethearts embellishments

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Miss Ink Stamps – Artsy Abstracts Thank You Card

Happy Thursday everyone! Thanks for stopping by today. I have a card featuring a new stencil set from Miss Ink Stamps called Artsy Abstracts. I just love the idea behind these stencils and have had so much fun playing with them in different ways. Today I went bright and bold for a little toucan fun.

For this card, I started with an A2 size panel of white cardstock. I chose the smaller “blob” stencil in the set and the smaller accent stencil as well. I was very random and unintentional with my placements today. I simply chose a color, inked up a blob, chose a detail accent and inked it up somewhere around it and moved on to the next.

Once my panel was decorated to my liking I played with different images and sentiments to see what I wanted to add. First, I chose the simple thank you sentiment from Fall Bouquet and heat embossed it in black on a strip of vellum. That seems a bit plain so I trimmed down the inked panel to 3 3/4×5 inches, wrapped the vellum around and mounted it on a piece of black cardstock measuring 4×5 1/4 inches. I added foam tape to that and added it to a white card base.

I actually walked away from my card for the night and came back the next day. Still unhappy with it, it was just too plain for me. I went through my stamps again and this time the Pretty Birds caught my eye so I gave them a go and totally love how wild and fun this looks with them on it.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to both of the bird beaks but that’s all today.

Products used:
Artsy Abstracts stencils
Fall Bouquet stamps
Pretty Bird stamps
Blending Brushes
Lawn Fawn dye inks
Thermoweb 3D foam tape and squares
Glossy accents

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!